Even though my body hurt from unsuccessful attempts to find sleeping postures that nurtured my internal organs and my limbs, I searched inside her for support. Could I lean on her at this time? I longed for a feeling of safety, of uncomplicatedness, of refuge.
Moving and stretching your body in an intuitive way to music can be an awesome way to offer yourself compassion and tend to your mental, emotional and physical needs.
Loving, Connected Presence (LCP) is a pedagogical tool used by embodied teachers of contemplative programs. LCP recruits psychosocial tools for connecting in a way that enhances learning and a sense of belonging in a teaching environment.
Shame, self-criticism, perfectionism and lack of boundaries: these are some of the main themes when I’m talking to women.
The purpose of self-inquiry is to strengthen the resources of mindfulness and self-compassion through cultivating relationship with our self in each moment.
At a recent course I was teaching I casually mentioned my practice of crying meditation and someone asked, “Where can I find the instructions for that?”
The topic of shame resilience is really important to me. Coming from my own experiences of shame, I’m lead to ask, “What causes shame?” and “How can I tend to myself when I’m feeling shame?”
It can be a natural human inclination to take on rituals from other cultures because they seem more special than our own everyday lives, but a beautiful way to value-add our existing daily life is to recognize the ritual already in our daily movements.
Auntie Rosemary is the person from my childhood who comes to mind when I tap into what it means to be nurtured, unconditionally loved and accepted. Visits to Auntie Rosemary’s crowded kitchen were one of the consistent highlights of my childhood. I felt at home, and I felt loved. So, as an adult, I recreated her kitchen.
It can be tempting to think that teaching online is simply a matter of transposing materials from an in-person context to teaching at a camera, however online teaching is quite a different beast. It’s important for potential online teachers to consider, “Should I teach online?”
This article will explore components of holding online meetings that new facilitators’ can take into account when preparing to hold an online meeting with peers or preparing to teach online.
This Thursday, January 25 is Mindful Eating Day at The Center for Mindful Eating, and I was delighted to be one of the speakers for the conversations that will be broadcast for listeners on that day. The theme for the day is “Compassionate Self-Care is Essential.”